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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 147 / Thursday, July 30, 2020 / Notices in section 9 of the ESA for programs that are approved by NMFS under the 4(d) Rule (50 CFR 223.203(b)(6)). ODFW has submitted an HGMP for the Clackamas Hatchery Spring Chinook Salmon program in the Clackamas River basin under Limit 5 of the 4(d) Rule. This program is primarily funded by the National Marine Fishery Service through the Mitchell Act, and partially funded by the City of Portland and Portland General Electric. Prior to making a final determination on the submitted HGMP, NMFS must make it available for the public to have the opportunity comment on how the HGMP addresses the criteria in Limit 5 of the 4(d) Rule. The submitted HGMP describes the hatchery program along with the associated monitoring and evaluation activities. The program will begin to integrate natural-origin returning adults into the hatchery broodstock in order to promote an increase in genetic fitness and survivability. Through the use of a conservative sliding scale approach, the ODFW will incorporate a small percentage of natural-origin returning adults. This integrated program will provide a much needed increase in genetic fitness to a highly domesticated hatchery stock that has struggled with precipitous declining returns for the last decade. ODFW hopes that this new management approach will supplement the much desired mark-selective Clackamas River spring Chinook salmon fishery. The program is intended to mitigate for fish losses caused by the construction and operation of the mainstem Columbia River and the Clackamas River dams by providing fishing opportunities for tribes and states, and to contribute to the survival and recovery of ESA-listed Lower Columbia River Chinook salmon. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.; subpart B, § 223.201–202 also issued under 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq. Dated: July 23, 2020. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2020–16462 Filed 7–29–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:38 Jul 29, 2020 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Alaska Pacific Halibut Fisheries: Subsistence The Department of Commerce will submit the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. We invite the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on March 6, 2020 (85 FR 13139) during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Alaska Pacific Halibut Fisheries: Subsistence. OMB Control Number: 0648–0512. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular submission (revision and extension of a current information collection). Number of Respondents: 6,293. Average Hours per Response: Application for Subsistence Halibut Registration Certificates: Rural Residents and Alaska Native Tribal Members—10 minutes, Alaska Native Tribe—30 minutes; Subsistence Halibut Special Permit applications, 30 minutes; Harvest logs, 30 minutes; Appeal for permit denial, 4 hours; Gear marking, 15 minutes. Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,340 hours. Needs and Uses: The information being collected is necessary for National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Alaska Region to manage the Alaska Subsistence Halibut Program. This program is intended to allow eligible persons to practice the long-term customary and traditional harvest of Pacific halibut for food in a noncommercial manner. This program provides NMFS the opportunity to learn more about the subsistence halibut fishery and enhance estimates of subsistence removals for stock assessment purposes. This information PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45867 collection contains the forms used by participants in the subsistence halibut fishery to apply for Subsistence Halibut Registration Certificates, apply for special use permits, and submit harvest information for special use permits. This information collection contains two collections for which no forms are used: The appeals process for denied permits and subsistence fishing gear requirements. This collection is revised to separate the data for the three applications for Subsistence Halibut Registration Certificates (SHARCs). Minor, nonregulatory changes have been made to the SHARC applications to increase clarity. A missing field has been added to the Application for Subsistence Halibut Registration Certificate (SHARC) Alaska Native Tribe. Affected Public: Individuals or households; State, Local, or Tribal government. Frequency: On Occasion; Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits. Legal Authority: Northern Pacific Halibut Act of 1982 (16 U.S.C. 773c). This information collection request may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view the Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function and entering either the title of the collection or the OMB Control Number 0648–0512. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2020–16548 Filed 7–29–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) Actions The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will submit the following information collection E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 45868 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 147 / Thursday, July 30, 2020 / Notices request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. The USPTO invites comment on this information collection renewal, which helps the USPTO assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on May 26, 2020 during a 60day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Department of Commerce. Title: Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) Actions. OMB Control Number: 0651–0040. Form Numbers: • PTO 2188 (Petition for Cancellation). • PTO 2120 (Notice of Opposition). • PTO 2153 (Request for Extension of Time to File an Opposition). • PTO 2151 (Papers in Inter Partes Cases). • PTO 2190 (Notice of Appeal). • PTO 2189 (Ex Parte Appeal General Filing). Type of Review: Extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. Number of Respondents: 70,475 respondents. Average Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates 67,005 responses and that it will take the public approximately 10 to 30 minutes to complete this information collection, depending on the complexity of the submission. This includes the time to gather the necessary information, prepare the appropriate briefs, petition, and other papers, and submit the completed items to the USPTO. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 21,133 hours. Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Cost Burden: $5,758,746. Needs and Uses: The USPTO administers the Trademark Act of 1946 through the regulations at 37 CFR part 2, which contains the various rules that govern the filings and other submissions filed in connection with inter partes and ex parte proceedings. These petitions, notices, extensions, and additional papers are filed with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), an administrative tribunal empowered to determine the right to register and subsequently determine the validity of a trademark. This collection of information is required by the Trademark Act of 1946, VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:38 Jul 29, 2020 Jkt 250001 Sections 13, 14, and 20, 15 U.S.C. 1063, 1064, and 1070, respectively. Under the Trademark Act, any individual or entity that adopts a trademark or service mark to identify their goods or services may apply to federally register their mark. Section 14 of the Trademark Act allows individuals and entities to file a petition to cancel a registration of a mark, while Section 13 allows individuals and entities who believe that they would be damaged by the registration of a mark to file an opposition, or an extension of time to file an opposition, to the registration of a mark. Section 20 of the Trademark Act allows individuals and entities to file an appeal from any final decision of the Trademark Examining Attorney assigned to review an application for registration of a mark. The information in this information collection must be submitted electronically through the Electronic System for Trademark Trials and Appeals (ESTTA). If applicants or entities wish to submit the petitions, notices, extensions, and additional papers in inter partes and ex parte cases, they must use the forms provided through ESTTA. The responses in this information collection are a matter of public record, and are used by the public for a variety of private business purposes related to establishing and enforcing trademark rights. This information is important to the public, as both common law trademark owners and federal trademark registrants must actively protect their own rights. Affected Public: Individuals or households; private sector. The USPTO estimates that the majority (95%) of respondents (i.e., applicants, patent owners, and requesters) will be from the private sector, but that about 5% will be individuals and households. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits. This information collection request may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce, USPTO information collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for this information collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function and entering either the title of the information collection or the OMB Control Number 0651–0040. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Further information can be obtained by: • Email: InformationCollection@ uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0040 information request’’ in the subject line of the message. • Mail: Kimberly Hardy, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313– 1450. Kimberly Hardy, Information Collections Officer, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. 2020–16451 Filed 7–29–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Certificate of Alternate Compliance for USS MINNEAPOLIS ST. PAUL (LCS 21) Department of the Navy, DoD. Notice of Issuance of Certificate of Alternate Compliance. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Navy hereby announces that a Certificate of Alternate Compliance has been issued for USS MINNEAPOLIS ST. PAUL (LCS 21). Due to the special construction and purpose of this vessel, the Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (DAJAG)(Admiralty and Maritime Law) has determined it is a vessel of the Navy which, due to its special construction and purpose, cannot comply fully with the navigation lights provisions of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS) without interfering with its special function as a naval ship. The intended effect of this notice is to warn mariners in waters where 72 COLREGS apply. DATES: This Certificate of Alternate Compliance is effective July 30, 2020 and is applicable beginning July 22, 2020. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lieutenant Commander Tom Bright, JAGC, U.S. Navy, Admiralty Attorney, Office of the Judge Advocate General, Admiralty and Maritime Law Division (Code 11), 1322 Patterson Ave. SE, Suite 3000, Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374–5066, 202–685–5040, or admiralty@navy.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background and Purpose Executive Order 11964 of January 19, 1977 and 33 U.S.C. 1605 provide that the requirements of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 147 (Thursday, July 30, 2020)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Patent and Trademark Office


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) Actions

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will submit 
the following information collection

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request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and 
clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or 
after the date of publication of this notice. The USPTO invites comment 
on this information collection renewal, which helps the USPTO assess 
the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the 
public's reporting burden. Public comments were previously requested 
via the Federal Register on May 26, 2020 during a 60-day comment 
period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public 
comments.
    Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Department of 
Commerce.
    Title: Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) Actions.
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0040.
    Form Numbers:
     PTO 2188 (Petition for Cancellation).
     PTO 2120 (Notice of Opposition).
     PTO 2153 (Request for Extension of Time to File an 
Opposition).
     PTO 2151 (Papers in Inter Partes Cases).
     PTO 2190 (Notice of Appeal).
     PTO 2189 (Ex Parte Appeal General Filing).
    Type of Review: Extension and revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Number of Respondents: 70,475 respondents.
    Average Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates 67,005 responses 
and that it will take the public approximately 10 to 30 minutes to 
complete this information collection, depending on the complexity of 
the submission. This includes the time to gather the necessary 
information, prepare the appropriate briefs, petition, and other 
papers, and submit the completed items to the USPTO.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 21,133 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Cost Burden: $5,758,746.
    Needs and Uses: The USPTO administers the Trademark Act of 1946 
through the regulations at 37 CFR part 2, which contains the various 
rules that govern the filings and other submissions filed in connection 
with inter partes and ex parte proceedings. These petitions, notices, 
extensions, and additional papers are filed with the Trademark Trial 
and Appeal Board (TTAB), an administrative tribunal empowered to 
determine the right to register and subsequently determine the validity 
of a trademark.
    This collection of information is required by the Trademark Act of 
1946, Sections 13, 14, and 20, 15 U.S.C. 1063, 1064, and 1070, 
respectively. Under the Trademark Act, any individual or entity that 
adopts a trademark or service mark to identify their goods or services 
may apply to federally register their mark. Section 14 of the Trademark 
Act allows individuals and entities to file a petition to cancel a 
registration of a mark, while Section 13 allows individuals and 
entities who believe that they would be damaged by the registration of 
a mark to file an opposition, or an extension of time to file an 
opposition, to the registration of a mark. Section 20 of the Trademark 
Act allows individuals and entities to file an appeal from any final 
decision of the Trademark Examining Attorney assigned to review an 
application for registration of a mark.
    The information in this information collection must be submitted 
electronically through the Electronic System for Trademark Trials and 
Appeals (ESTTA). If applicants or entities wish to submit the 
petitions, notices, extensions, and additional papers in inter partes 
and ex parte cases, they must use the forms provided through ESTTA.
    The responses in this information collection are a matter of public 
record, and are used by the public for a variety of private business 
purposes related to establishing and enforcing trademark rights. This 
information is important to the public, as both common law trademark 
owners and federal trademark registrants must actively protect their 
own rights.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; private sector. The 
USPTO estimates that the majority (95%) of respondents (i.e., 
applicants, patent owners, and requesters) will be from the private 
sector, but that about 5% will be individuals and households.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits.
    This information collection request may be viewed at 
www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of 
Commerce, USPTO information collections currently under review by OMB.
    Written comments and recommendations for this information 
collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of 
this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. 
Find this particular information collection by selecting ``Currently 
under 30-day Review--Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search 
function and entering either the title of the information collection or 
the OMB Control Number 0651-0040.
    Further information can be obtained by:
     Email: [email protected]. Include ``0651-
0040 information request'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Kimberly Hardy, Office of the Chief Administrative 
Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, 
Alexandria, VA 22313-1450.

Kimberly Hardy,
Information Collections Officer, Office of the Chief Administrative 
Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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